Huntingburg Elementary School

September 21, 2018


Hungry for Knowledge

Establishing and Achieving Goals

Succeeding in Life

Raider PRIDE

Next week we will begin a school wide program that we call Raider PRIDE.

Students will be taught what each letter represents

and how be a Raider PRIDE kid!

P -Persistence Keep working hard…DON’T GIVE UP!

R - Resourceful Handle a new situation or problem well! Make it Work!

I - Integrity Be Honest, have strong morals, and tell the truth.

D - Dependability Be trustworthy and reliable

E - Empathy Understand how someone else is feeling...Be Kind and Caring

Together our school, parents and community will make a better future!

College Go Week -9/24-9/28

Monday (9/24)- Students will receive the LearnMore magazines. Please take time to review this information at home. It is a great way to start thinking about your child's future plans!

Tuesday(9/25)- Dress like your future profession day

Thursday (9/27)- Wear your favorite college apparel

Friday (9/28)- Raider Pride Day!

Calling all Parent Volunteers!!

Hi Parents, We are always looking for a few volunteers to call on as projects come up throughout the school year. Soon we will be calling volunteers to help with cutting and laminating. If you'd like to be a volunteer and to be someone we call upon as needed, please email Mrs. Susnjara at

Thanks in advance for your help!

Upcoming Musical Programs:

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Kindergarten Present

"The Very, Very Gingerbread Man"

When: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

Where: SHS Auditorium

Time: 6:30PM

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1st Grade Present

"Bring On The Snow"

When: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

Where: SHS Auditorium

Time: 6:30PM

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2nd Grade Present

"The Grammy Awards"

When: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Where: SHS Auditorium

Time: 6:30PM

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3rd Grade Present

"United We Stand"

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

Where: SHS Auditorium

Time: 6:30PM

PTO Information

The PTO will once again be collecting Box Tops for Education. This is a great program that earns our school free money! These funds help pay for field trips, end of year party, clubs, rewards, and much more. We are asking that you help promote the program with your classroom. If you could add the information to your class newsletter or just send a quick note home, that would be awesome! The more we can get the word out, the better! The first submission date is November 1st. I will need all Box Tops turned in by Friday, Oct. 12th. The winning class for each collection gets $75 to use for their class.

Please make sure that the classroom teacher's name is written on the baggie or envelope. If you would like to help in the counting process, please check the expiration date and put them in groups of 50. They will not except any expired Box Tops. Box Tops may be dropped off in my classroom, D143. There is a red container in the front of the room.



Upgrade is an initiative of the Welborn Baptist Foundation that aims to help students win in the classroom through healthy choices and physical activity. In an effort to raise more awareness of our Upgrade program and involve the community, Huntingburg Elementary, Holland Elementary, Southridge Middle School and North Spencer Schools are teaming up to offer a FREE HEALTHY TAILGATE EVENT before the SOUTHRIDGE vs. HERITAGE HILLS varsity football game on Friday, September 28th. The tailgate will be held in the lawn south of the football field and will begin at 6:30 EST (game time is 8:00). Raider and Patriot fans will have the opportunity to sample healthy food options, gather recipes, and learn more about local nonprofits and businesses who also promote healthy lifestyles. For more info, contact Upgrade coordinators Brett Schuler ( or Elaine Main (

Kindergarten Activities

Mrs. Nicholson's students doing their Daily 5 centers: Writing Center, Reading Corner, Word Word, Guided Reading, Technology/ Listening Center
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Mrs. Lubbeuhusen's class is working on STEM/centers and partner reading. They also made pizza to go along with the story, Pizza at Sally's.
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Mrs. Gogel's class also read the story “Pizza at Sally’s” and discussed sequencing. While making the pizzas, they referred to their story to check and see that they had the correct sequence.
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First Grade Happenings

First graders are reading for fun, taking Accelerated Reader quizzes, and earning points to cash in for prizes. Keep up the great work, First Grade!

Below, first grader, Saige Taylor, is excited after just taking her very first AR quiz.

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Third Grade News

The third grade classes have been working on multiplication in Math, and the kids are off to a good start. We are learning that multiplication -and division!- can be represented in arrays, equal groups, as equal jumps on a number line, and as repeated addition or subtraction. Soon we will use this knowledge to make fact families. Our main focus in Social Studies has been three main types of communities: urban, suburban, and rural. We've discovered that we live in a rural community! All of our classes have been enjoying lots of great books and working on our reading and language arts skills. Third graders are also working on a variety of important skills in IReady.

Attached are two photos of students working in IReady.

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From the nurse's office...

Nurse's office is in need of the following Items:

For Boys:

underwear sizes YSmall up to YLarge

Shoes all Youth Sizes- no flip flops please

Winter Coats all Youth Sizes

For Girls:

Short Sleeve Shirts and Shorts Size YSmall

Shoes all Youth Sizes- no flip flops please.

Winter Coats all Youth Sizes

We are also accepting empty plastic grocery sacks.

All donations can be dropped off at the front office. Thanks in advance for your support.

Library Media Center News

Book Fair and Storybook Walk

Save the date for Thursday, October 4th from 4:00pm-7:00pm for our school book fair. All students will preview the fair during their scheduled library class and then may purchase items at the fair on the evening of Oct. 4th or they may bring money to school on Friday, Oct. 5th. All proceeds are used to purchase materials for our school library. Students may also purchase books to donate to their classroom library. Teachers appreciate your support so much in helping to build up their classroom collections for all the students to enjoy.

*New this year, the public library will have a Storybook Walk set up for all the students and families. Basically, you walk along the designated trail reading the story a couple pages at a time, while also completing a short physical activity that goes with each page. Fun!!


We started a new program this year for 5th graders to take part in if they were interested called Adopt-A-Shelf. The basic idea is to encourage students to take responsibility and ownership in their school library. Nearly 50 fifth graders accepted the challenge to adopt-a shelf and to take the weekly responsibility of making sure their shelf stays in order and looks nice.
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International Dot Day

Some library classes celebrated International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. The Dot, written by Peter H. Reynolds, “is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.” Each class read the story and then created their own dot. Some classes made coffee filter dots, some created with one dot, some created a 3D dot using Quiver Vision, and others created a dot using an online painting program.